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Does Liposuction Help You Lose Weight?

Many potential liposuction patients at my St. Louis plastic surgery practice assume that undergoing the procedure means they will lose a significant amount of weight. Unfortunately, this a big misconception. In reality, liposuction won’t dramatically change the number on the scale. That being said, liposuction and weight loss are connected in other ways. In this …

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What are “fillers,” and how can they help you look your best?

As we age, we naturally lose volume in the face. Those cheeks that we lamented for being too round in youth can appear shallow in middle age, making us look even older than we are. For the patient that wants to restore that youthful fullness and reduce the appearance of deep lines (think of those …

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Let’s talk about love this month…specifically, self love.

During the month of February, much is made about the concept of "loving yourself." Whether it's meant to take  the focus off of romantic love, or it's meant as a self-empowerment tool, our society has become increasingly aware of the benefits of self-care. However, the concept means different things to different people. Does it mean …

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How will the Affordable Care Act impact our cosmetic procedures?

On January 1, 2014, millions of Americans will have new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. While our services at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery are cosmetic, and therefore not covered by insurance, our patients may still feel the effects on the healthcare industry. When patients come in to our office to schedule a breast …

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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon: Mommy Makeover

We see it everyday in our office: women who have had kids, and suddenly their bodies just don't look the way they used to anymore. Childbearing takes a toll on a woman's body, causing sagging breasts, protruding tummies, and fat rolls where none may have existed before. While a lot of moms have traditionally felt …

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Unsafe buttock injections in the news

I just finished reading a very sad report in the Minneapolis StarTribune about the increasing numbers of complications and deaths being caused by illegal buttock injections. The exact numbers are hard to define, but one non-medical website offering buttock injections has had tens of thousands of hits and gets more every day. The precise number …

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St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery & SkinMedica Contest!

It's been a while since we've given away some big prizes, so we think it's time to rectify that! For the month of August, we are giving away some of our favorite products by SkinMedica, on one of our favorite social media sites, Pinterest. How do you play? It's easy! 1. Follow us on Pinterest: …

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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon: Breast Augmentation

According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 330,631 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the United States by board-certified surgeons in 2012. Of those cases, 72% of them were done with silicone breast implants, which have enjoyed a surge in popularity since they were re-introduced to the market in 2012 after the FDA lifted the …

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A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon

With so much information readily available these days online, it's only natural that most people do a lot of research before making decision to have a plastic surgery procedure. Almost everyone wants to view before and after pictures, read reviews of the surgeons, and be given a post-operative checklist. But for some, that's not enough--more …

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Pin it to WIN it in February!

Every woman wants to feel sexy, and Victoria's Secret is known world-wide for making women feel beautiful and sexy. This month, St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery would like to pass that gift along to 4 lucky Pinterest followers in the form of $50 Victoria's Secret gift cards! From lingerie to silky lotions, they've got everything you need …

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